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TROUTBECK TONGUE - FAR EASTERN FELLS

TROUTBECK TONGUE - FAR EASTERN FELLS


Postby susanmyatt » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:15 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Troutbeck Tongue

Date walked: 30/03/2010

Time taken: 3

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 507m

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Hi, it promised rain by midday so we were out early and parked up near to Troutbeck church, kitted up we set off for 7.20am. We walked along the main road until we could turn off down Ing Lane which took us into the valley.
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The Tongue from Ing Lane
As we passed the first farm we saw to my great enjoyment my first ever baby Herdy lamb, it was gorgeous :D
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Proud mum
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I want one
We reached Troutbeck Park and Troutbeck farm where we had a few minutes with the farmer who was mucking out, they weren't his lambs we had seen, his would be ready in a week or so, busy man. We started to climb and could see more of the valley.
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Start of climb
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Looking forward
It was quite steep and a bit slippy with yesterdays rain and before we crossed the fence there was a great photo opportunity
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Wansfell up on the right
We reached the summit at 364m but the clouds were coming in from the north, it was black over Threshwaite.
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Troutbeck Tongue summit
We descended quite quickly, here Troutbeck farm can be seen behind me
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Descent, farm below
We were now going to cross Hagg Gill and return on the path that runs below the Garburn Pass which meant Sour Howes and Sallows would be above us to the left.
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Crossing Hagg Gill
We were about a third of the way back when we took this photo
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Back to The Tongue
Rain was threatening as we upped the pace, there was lots of water coming down the fells so I thought I would test my Scarpa guarantee :lol:
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Water splash !
We were nearly at Limefitt Caravan Park when we looked back, the rain had held off
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View back along valley
We had been lucky as we got to the car it began to rain heavily, other people were just arriving, sometimes it pays to arise early :lol: time now for shopping in Bowness and a coffee :lol:
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Re: TROUTBECK TONGUE - FAR EASTERN FELLS

Postby mountain coward » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:12 pm

Those dogs at the farm used to be terrifying so we took to going across the field (footpath) before you reached the farm and through the gate at the top - they often went for me and my mother! When we do it, we do the 'sharp end' on the way out or back and then descend down the back to where another path rakes back below you to the right into Hagg Gill...
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Re: TROUTBECK TONGUE - FAR EASTERN FELLS

Postby colgregg » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:26 pm

Looks like you had a following of sheep. They seem to like me, as I was followed for around half a mile by 50 or so near Selside. They only gave up when they realised I wasn't the farmer and it wasn't feeding time.
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Re: TROUTBECK TONGUE - FAR EASTERN FELLS

Postby susanmyatt » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:53 am

Yes, they had just seen the farmer,perhaps they thought we were hired hands, we always think its sort of comforting to have them around, especially when we are on some of the less populated fells. They certainly live a tough life :D
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Re: TROUTBECK TONGUE - FAR EASTERN FELLS

Postby colgregg » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:14 pm

My "friends" at Selside.
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